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Nainital is a beautiful lake resort in Uttarakhand state in India. The meaning of ‘Tal’ is lake. Thus, this place is named Nainital because of importance of a lake named Naini.

It is located in between lush green valley and surrounded by seven hills. So tour to Nainital can be a memorable experience. Charming and breathtaking views and sites increase the enjoyment of tour many times.

Nainital is situated at the height of 1998 meters. So, in summer temperature does not goes up substantially and the climate is very much pleasant. Now a day this is one of the best holyday resorts in India.


1. Nearest airport of Nainital is Pantnagar. It is 71 kms away from Nainital. Time table of flights are given below:-

JA 101 - Dep. Delhi 13.15 Arr. PantNagar 14.15 (Mon, Wed, Fri)

JA 102 - Dep. Delhi 14.45 Arr. PantNagar 15.45 (Mon, Wed, Fri)

FARE - Rs 2250/$ 90 for adults, Rs 1400/$ 55 for children.

2. Nearest Railway station is Kathgodam. This station is connected to Laknow, Agra, Delhi and Kolkata. Details of trains are given below: -

Number of Train

Name of the Train

Starting station


Ranikhet Express




Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express




Bagh Express

Howrah(kolkata), Lucknow



Dehradun-Kathgodam Express

Dehradun , Haridwar


3. By road it is connected to Almora (64kms.), Dehradun (387kms), Delhi (326kms), Haridwar (310 kms), and Kausani (117 kms).

4. Fare of taxi from New Delhi to Nainital is is about Rs. 2250

Places worth visiting:-

Naini Lake: -

This lake is eye-shaped. In Hindi literature 'naina' is meant by eye. So it is named Naini Lake. It is situated among lush hills. This lake has its high religious value. At the northern end of this lake Naina Devi Temple is located. It is said that eye of Goddess Sati fell down here.

This is so beautiful experience of visit in sailing yachts in this lake. The scenery of sailing yachts in this lake is also looked charming.

Naina peak: -

This is a hill peak at the height of 2610 meters. This is a famous picnic spot in Nainital. From this peak, one can enjoy breathtaking views and sights of the Himalayas and entire lake region. This is at the distance of 6 kms from Nainital.

Laria Kanta: -

This is also a picnic spot in Nainital. This spot is at the height of 2,481 meters. From here panoramic scene of the Himalayas can be seen. This place is also 6 kms away from Nainital.

Hanumangarhi: -

As its name, it is a pilgrim site. It is also well known for spectacular sunset views. A beautiful statue of Lord Hanuman is here.

Zoo: -

Here one can see many types of animals. Especially animals living on high altitude are kept here.

Khurpa Tal: –

This is also a lake lies on Nainital – Ramanagar road. This is a beautiful lake.

Lands end: –

This is a hill 4 kms away from Nainital. From here spectacular scenes of Khurpa Tal and the terraced field can be seen.

Raj Bhavan: -

This is a beautiful Nainital Government House. This is built as Bakinghum Palace. It has a huge Golf course in 50 acre area. The Golf course is lush green and opened for public.

State observatory: -

This is made for the purpose of astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial earth satellites.


Bhimtal: -

This is also a lake resort. Here are beautiful scenes of the lake and surroundings. Here the lake is larger than Naini Lake. This place is 22.5 kms away from Nainital.

Mukteshwar: -

This place is 50 kms away from Nainital. This is a small hill station among dense forest. From here one can see majestic views of the Himalayas, Almora, and the peak of Adi Nampa of Nepal stretching up to the Chaukhambha peak of Garhawal. Here is a hole of stone called Chauli ki jali. It belongs to Lord Shiva. Near Nainital this is a beautiful place.

Naukuchia Tal:-

This is one more charming place near Nainital. Here is also a beautiful lake. This lake has nine corners. This lake has also some religious importance. This is a good fishing and boating spot. Migratory birds flock here. This place is 26 kms away from Nainital.

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